Who We Are

Cleaver Fulton Rankin is one of Northern Ireland’s leading corporate law firms combining over 100 years of heritage with an innovative approach.  We’re conveniently located in Belfast city centre and employ 19 directors, 13 associates, 15 solicitors and 12 trainees and paralegals with a total staff of approximately 100 people.

Our main practice areas are: company and commercial law, corporate finance, litigation, property law, projects and private client services. We are also well known for our specialist work in Northern Ireland in construction law, intellectual property, employment, banking, planning and environmental law, corporate recovery, IT and charity law.

We provide a full legal service to both commercial and private clients. In particular we have extensive experience in advising national and local private companies, developers, financial institutions, public institutions and quasi- public bodies, not for profit organisations and other government funded organisations.

CFR has established links with many City of London law firms and other national and regional firms.  Also, although entirely independent, we have an association with Dublin commercial law practice Matheson and so provide an all island service for our clients undertaking business throughout Ireland. We are also a member of the International Lawyers Network which gives us access to a worldwide network of commercial law firms.

Our commitment to client service and reputation for providing high quality legal advice is well known. Our quality accreditation has recently been upgraded to ISO 9001/2015 LQS, the scope of which covers “the management and administration of the firm’s legal services”.

Our staff benefit from a high level of training and resources with online legal research tools and document management systems. Our strong investment in legal practice technology ensures that we are able to deliver a direct and state-of-the-art service to our clients.